Martha Bizzell is the Director of Student Success at the Campbell University School of Engineering. She features experience as an engineer, K-12 math/science educator, homeschool parent, museum director and director of engineering summer camps, we dive into a bunch of topics with Martha Bizzell covering the highly successful Campbell Engineering program.

When he’s not working with the Red Cross as an advisor for International Humanitarian Law, Thomas Harper ('10 Law) can be found writing about, speaking on or taking part in the “geekier” side of pop culture. A massive Star Wars fan and collector, Harper is a popular writer for the website,, which analyzes the legal side of sci-fi, fantasy and comic book movies. Harper has written about everything from the legality of Princess Leia’s imprisonment in “A New Hope” to Ahsoka’s legal options in “The Clone Wars.” 

Harper talks to Rhymes With Orange host (and Star Wars geek to a lesser extent) Billy Liggett about his love of the franchise and how he's incorporated elements of it into his legal career. 

September 13, 2022

Ep. 86 | Rev. Louisa Ward

We are joined by the newly appointed Dean for Spiritual Life and Campus Minister, Rev. Louisa Ward. Louisa heads up an essential aspect of the student experience on campus. We dive into the value of spiritual development during college and the various avenues where students can express and practice their faith on campus. 

Junior political science major and Ester Howard Research Fellows student Dean Locklear talks about his research on North Carolina Native American tribes — specifically the Coharie and Lumbee tribes found in central and southeastern parts of the state. Locklear, a Lumbee Indian himself, conducted his research this year at a time when Campbell University developed a partnership with the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs through School of Education & Human Sciences Dean — and fellow Lumbee — Dr. Al Bryant. 

This week's guest is Campbell University Football assistant head coach Steven Williams. Coach Williams enters his fourth season in the Creek after stops at South Carolina, Penn State, and the Detroit Lions. A father of three, Williams balances being a dad, football coach and community service liaison for the athletic department. We dive into the story of an All-American Harvard Crimson football player turned Campbell Fighting Camel coach.

Welcome back to the new semester at Campbell University. Our hosts Billy Ligget and Evan Budrovich preview the first few episodes of the podcast, introduce our backgrounds and lay out the schedule for shows running EVERY TUESDAY on Rhymes With Orange.

This week's guest is Campbell University baseball player Zach Neto, last year’s Big South Conference Player of the Year and a young  man many are predicting could go in the first three rounds of the Major League Baseball draft this summer. We talk about how a skinny kid from Miami, Florida ended up in Buies Creek, North Carolina and became one of the most feared hitters in all of college baseball.

Dr. Jaclyn Stanke, associate professor of history whose research has included U.S.-Soviet Cold War relations and Cold War popular culture, talks about her experiences in Ukraine and her understanding of Russia's invasion of their neighbor. Stanke was part of a faculty panel on March 1 to answer student questions about the history of the two countries and what effect the invasion may have on the United States going forward. 

Dr. Glenn Jonas, associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences and Charles Howard Professor of Religion, joins the Rhymes With Orange podcast to talk Campbell University history on Founders Week. Jonas has been with Campbell since 1994. 

Campbell University alumnus and former adjunct Spanish professor Tyler Jackson talks about the brain aneurysm that nearly took his life one year ago, and how it changed it life. Jackson is a skilled banjoist and a member of the Roxboro-based bluegrass group Drive Time. 

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